Powerhouse is thrilled to announce we have joined ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association. By becoming a member of the professional organization, Powerhouse staff now has access to high-quality information, education, networking, and commercial opportunities. Further, the company joins more than 7,000 distributor, manufacturer, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associate service member companies worldwide.
In tandem with its membership, Powerhouse’s director of operations Charlie Setchell has also completed the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC’s) Fundamentals Training Course with an emphasis on SARS-CoV-2/COVID 19.
A division of ISSA, GBAC offers this course to strengthen professionals’ skills and knowledge base by teaching preventative, response, infection control, and contamination control measures to known or potential infectious disease outbreaks. The course also teaches GBAC’s protocol standards for personal protective equipment (PPE) tools and equipment.
“Since the pandemic began, we have diligently focused on developing partnerships, solutions, and the internal skill sets needed to help our clients protect their employees and their customers. Joining ISSA, leveraging their training resources are just two of many related tactics we’ve executed to date,” said Amber Alvarez, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Powerhouse. “Our clients have always had confidence in our integrity, knowledge and commitment. We want them to know that we’re continuing to invest in our staff, equipment, and strategies to uphold our end of that trust partnership. With respect to what’s possible with preventative COVID-19 measures from a sanitization and building structure perspective, we have them covered.”
Earlier this year, Powerhouse released a suite of COVID-19 response services, which will include the application of SurfaceWise®2—the first and only surface protectant to continuously remove pathogens from surfaces for 90 days with a single application. Other projects commonly being completed to help companies navigate the pandemic’s impact range from hands-free fixture installations and reactive sanitization to space reconfigurations and curbside pickup structuring.
Membership in ISSA signifies a commitment to professionalism in the cleaning industry. ISSA-member organizations use acceptable ethical standards as defined within the ISSA Code of Ethics, which can be viewed online at www.issa.com. In addition, ISSA members have access to comprehensive business-management and cleaning-service resources to realize improved employee recruitment and performance, reduced operating costs, better service delivery and public health protection, and enhanced knowledge of regulatory issues and industry news—all of which are designed to benefit customers.
The association is a leader in setting recognized industry standards, including the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) for cleaning-organization management or Value of Clean tools to make the connection between protecting occupant health and improved bottom lines.
Its outreach efforts include partnerships with more than 85 associations, alliances, and government agencies around the world to promote the value of commercial and institutional cleaning. Additionally, ISSA hosts the industry’s largest cleaning show in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®.